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2011 Norooz: Nowruz Events and News Worldwide

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Video: Tajikistan Nowruz 2011 celeberations

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Tajiks consider Nowruz as their biggest Celebration of the year. In Tajikistan, Nowruz is celebrated and observed for five days. Tajikistanis from all ethnic backgrounds celebrate Nowruz with the same enthusiasm and sense of belonging.


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Music - Tajikistan patriotic poems

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Tajik music is closely related to Central Asian forms. The classical music is shash-maqam (six-modes in Persian). Dastgah being the name for Persian modes, and maqams being the name for modes more generally.  Shash-maqam which Uzbeks also developed classical music of Tajiks and made their own.

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Nowrouz 2011: Eleven countries celebrate Persian New Year nationally

Norooz-flagsNowruz with different spelling shows up in official calendars of Iran, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Autonomous Region of Kurdistan (part of Iraq) and Georgia.

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Persian New Year, Norooz 1390 - 2011 Times تحویل سال

150px-earth-lighting-equinox_enNowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox (the start of spring in the northern hemisphere), which usually occurs either on March 20 on March 21.

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